• TheOverclocker Issue 42

    Issue 42 of TheOverclocker is here. A little different, a little better. LN2 action from start to end just the way it should be. These aren’t reviews, but perspectives, opinions and experiences with some of the best hardware money can buy. We froze it all and overclocked it all.…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 41

    Issue 41 is finally here. It’s taken forever (4 months literally), but it’s finally cooked and ready. Two of the best AM4 boards around, one for XOC and one for Gaming enthusiasts, we look at the AORUS GTX 1080 TI Xtreme Edition, the CORSAIR K95 Platinum and most of…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 40

    Issue 40, the first of 2017 is here. Featuring CORSAIR’s finest SPECIAL EDITION Dominator Platinum DDR4 kit, ASUS reaches the zenith of overclocking motherboards with the MAXIMUS IX APEX and GIGABYTE releases a sleeper hit with the GAMING 8. All this and more. Stay tuned for a special insert…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 39

    Issue 39 is here, with an interview with the host of one of the best hardware and overclocking channel on YouTube, BuildZoid. We look at the most powerful desktop CPU ever – the Intel Core i7 6950X, Barkskin takes a look at the 2016 Doom reboot and the we…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 38

    And it’s here. TheOverclocker Issue 38, arriving just two weeks after the end of Computex 2016. We were there took in the sights and sounds, so be sure to check it out in this issue. We also managed to get some one on one time with the competitive overclocker,…

  • TheOverClocker Issue 37

    The first issue of TheOverclocker for 2016 is here. Featured inside is a Q+A with upcoming extreme overclocker “Lays” from Salem, two $399 motherboards the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme and the GIGABYTE Z170X SOC-Force. We look at quite literally the best GTX 980Ti for gaming and consider the future…

News from around the overclocking world


Taipei, Taiwan – November 21, 2017 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the XPG STORM heatsink add-on for M.2 2280 drives. STORM features an aluminum heatsink and with a fan. It can be easily affixed to any compatible SSD to provide powerful cooling. Lower SSD temperatures promote more stable storage and system performance, in addition to the XPG-styled STORM heatsink with its colorful RGB lighting contributing to attractive, gaming-themed PC setups.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – November 27, 2017 – FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme 5.95 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Engineer 5.95 software, a professional diagnostic and benchmarking solution for corporate IT technicians and engineers; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business 5.95 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Network Audit 5.95 software, a dedicated network audit toolset to collect and manage corporate network inventories.

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Taipei, Taiwan (24 November 2017) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce new ultra-low latency additions to the Trident Z RGB series memory kits, starting from DDR4-4000MHz CL17-17-17-37 up to DDR4-4266MHz CL17-18-18-38 32GB (4x8GB). This is the first time in tech history that DDR4 memory kits above DDR4-4000MHz speed is available at the low CL17 timing, and with lower timings, memory kits can utilize high frequency to its fullest potential with improved memory performance. To achieve the ultra-low latency of CL17, these new memory kits are made with rigorously hand-binned, high-performance Samsung B-die DDR4 IC components.

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Fremont, California November 20, 2017 – PATRIOT, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced its new VIPER LED Series Performance DDR4 Memory. A remarkable LED-lit top decorative lighting and stylish aluminum heat shield design, VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is optimized for maximum performance on the Intel 100/200/300 series and AMD 300 series motherboards. VIPER LED Series available in both red and white LED model which light up gaming rig with bright integrated lighting designed to make the gaming rig look as good as it performs.

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Taipei, Taiwan (17 November 2017) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the never-seen-before 32GB (4x8GB) Trident Z memory kit at an extremely blistering DDR4-4400MHz CL19-19-19-39. This new DDR4 Trident Z dual-channel memory kit upgrades the four-DIMM configuration to the next level as the world’s fastest 32GB (4x8GB) memory kit in the world. These extremely high-speed desktop modules are manufactured with rigorously tested and binned ultra-performance Samsung B-die DDR4 ICs.

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Taipei, Nov.11, 2017 – The topic of Bitcoin mining continues trending. Some countries even acknowledge payment with digital currency such as Bitcoin as legal payment methods. In order to keep up with this trend, high specification dedicated mining equipment is continually released by the industry. ASUS and ASRock have released mining dedicated motherboards, and high-end graphics cards from major manufacturers such as nVIDIA and AMD, etc. have all been sold out. With the upgrading of this equipment, the power needed for overall operation of computers also needs to be increased in response to the power needed for the heavy operation during the mining process. However, currently there are very few power supplies on the market dedicated for mining. FSP power fully understands the needs of miners, and became the first to release the FSP2000-A0AGPBI 2000 watt super high powered power supply to prevent power malfunctions during the mining process when the processor/graphics card is operating at full speed and the power is at full-load 24 hours a day.

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LONDON – Razer today unveiled the Razer Phone, an Android smartphone with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies and processing muscle that takes personal entertainment to the next level.

The first device from Razer’s mobile division, the Razer Phone comes with a phenomenal display, cinematic audio and enough power to last a user all day, all in the palm of his or her hand.

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Taipei, Taiwan (31 October 2017) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is very excited to announce Team GC Busan, the G.SKILL sponsored Overwatch eSports team, took home 1st place this month from two Overwatch tournaments: the South Korean nationwide OGN Overwatch APEX Season 4 tournament and the world regional APAC Premier 2017 tournament.


The quarterly OGN Overwatch APEX tournament is in its 4th season. Taking place at the heart of Asia’s largest eSports community in Seoul, South Korea, it is one of the premier Overwatch tournaments in the region. Team GC Busan surpassed 15 top Korean teams in Overwatch, earning a total of 103.6 million South Korean Won ($91,937 USD) for their champion performance.


Soon after, Team GC Busan went on to compete in the APAC Premier 2017 tournament in Shanghai, China. The team emerged victoriously, defeating 11 top teams in the Asia Pacific region and took home a total of ¥700,000 CNY ($105,693 USD).


We give Team GC Busan a heartfelt congratulation for such great performance this season so far. Keep up the great teamwork!

About G.SKILL RIPJAWS Gaming Peripherals

Working closely with professional gamers, G.SKILL RIPJAWS gaming division provides tournament-grade gaming performance and top notch build quality for hardcore gamers, ranging from mechanical keyboards and highly customizable mice to surround sound headsets. Look no further when you’re searching for the next high tech gaming gear!


 

Intel Optane SSD 900P Series 2.5-inch U.2, available in 280GB capacity. (Credit: Intel Corporation)


Intel today announced the launch of the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users built on Intel Optane technology. Intel, in collaboration with Roberts Space Industries, announced the new SSD at CitizenCon, a Star Citizen community gathering in Frankfurt, Germany.

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EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is launching four-piece and six-piece multipack options of the most popular fitting types and colors. These multipack options will simplify the process of choosing the number of fittings needed for a liquid cooling loop. Users can combine four and six-piece packs with each other to get the desired number of fittings needed. The boxed up fittings will also bring added safety during transport and the users will have a nice box to store their fittings in.

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